Nantwich Players was founded in 1927 as Nantwich Play-Reading Circle and is a registered charity. Their main activities are producing seven plays a year (one always staged by the Youth Theatre) and holding regular Tuesday social events.
Each play has a different director, and every single play involves new members in one role or another. They are always looking for new members so if you can, or would like to, act, paint, sew, design, serve behind the bar or many other activities that take place off-stage, get in touch.
This is a hobby which can take a lot or a little of your time. Why not give it a try?
The theatre seats 82 people all with a good view of the stage. Five plays and a Youth Theatre production each year means that the building is in almost constant use.
Rehearsals are held on Mondays and Thursdays for the main productions, while the Youth Theatre rehearse and hold workshops during their Friday meetings. Social events take place on Tuesdays. Five Newsletters are sent out each year to Members and Friends.
The Youth Theatre has its own programme of events including theatre workshops and the opportunity to take part in the senior productions.
Tickets are sold three weeks before each productions opens and are sold through Nantwich Town Council Tourist Information Centre in the Civic Hall in Beam Street, Nantwich. Call in person or ring 01270 600727, tickets are also available to buy online. Actual dates are given on the Nantwich Players website. Tickets will be held at the Theatre on the day of performance if you cannot collect them earlier.
NP Live – The Regina Monologues
Fri 17 July 2020 – Sun 19 July 2020
Nantwich Players is proud to present….. NP Live!
Our first ‘NP Live’ production will be streamed live from the NP stage on July 17th 2020 at 7.30pm, and then available to stream until Sunday 19th July at Midnight.
Our First NP Live production will be…
‘The Regina Monolouges’ by Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer.
Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived…” Admired, vilified, de-humanised. Three Catherines, two Annes and a Jane. Six women with one thing in common – marriage to a man called Henry – have passed into historical legend. Of course, it couldn’t happen these days… Six modern women have also married one man. Their lives are both separate and intertwined as they tell their stories. Their experiences – miscarriage, love affairs, betrayal, and a shared loathing of all things ginger – are portrayed with humour, pathos and a great deal of wine. The plight of those sixteenth century women is personal, poignant and still relevant five hundred years on.
The Regina Monologues is a sharp, funny, well written short play which puts the six wives of Henry VIII into a modern context and imagines how the lives they lived might unfold now.
Cathy – Janan Chopra
Annie – Sian Weedon
Jane – Katy Walker
Anna – Bethany Froud
Katie – Faye McCallum
Katherine – Elaine Caulfield.
Nantwich Players, One Love Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5BH
Telephone: 01270 624556
Box Office: 01270 600727
- Removable seats to enable space for wheelchairs
- Disabled parking spaces on Love Lane carpark
- Wheelchair available to take customers from car to theatre
- Disabled access toilets